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Henry Close Montgomery


Henry Close Montgomery, American educator.


Montgomery, Henry Close was born on August 1, 1901 in Seymour, Indiana, United States. Son of Henry Close and Jennie (Swope) Montgomery.


Ab., Hanover College, 1921. M.A University of Illinois, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1945. Postgraduate U. Rome (Italy), 1924, U. Vienna (Austria), 1928-1929, Heidelberg (Germany) U., summer 1926.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, married Margaret E. Stuart, December 22, 1927.


Director athletics Divernon (Illinois) High School, 1921-1924. From assistant professor classics to associate professor Wabash College, 1926-1940. Associate professor classics Miami (Ohio) U., 1940-1946, 24 professor, 1946-1979, department chairman, 1940-1979.

Assistant director Miami University Abroad, 1956-1958. Conductor, 1962; lecturer Archaeol. Institute American, 1954-1955, 58-59.

Visiting professor University of Illinois, summer 1945. Manager Crawfordsville (Indiana) Symphony Orchestra, 1933-1940. Member Hamilton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, 1954-1969.


  • Contributor publications in field to journals encyclopedia.


Member Hamilton (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra, 1954-1969. Fellow to Rome, Italy, summer 1961. Member Ohio Classical Conference (president 1949), Classical Association Middle West and South (member executive council 1949-1953, president 1965).

Oxford (Ohio) Archaeol. Society (secretary-treasurer 1941-1969), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (president Oxford branch 1953-1955), Phi Delta Theta, Omicron Delta Kappa, Eta Sigma Phi, Pi Kappa Epsilon. Club: Miami Mens.


Children: Ann (Mistress Brock Brower), Henry Close III, Virginia S. (Mistress William Melin).

Henry Close Montgomery

Jennie (Swope) Montgomery

Ann Montgomery (Mistress Brock Brower)

Henry Close III Montgomery

Virginia S. Montgomery (Mistress William Melin)